S02E33 – How to Pack [BlizzCon]

Hey nerdz and welcome to Season 2 Episode 33 of the Epic Questions Podcast. Your Blizzard Entertainment Question and Answer Podcast. The episode you are about to hear is called “How to Pack [BlizzCon]” and was recorded on Friday, October 13th 2017.

On today’s episode Epicinsanity throws out the script all together, says forget answering questions, and talks about how what you should pack, and how you should pack for BlizzCon.

And if you hold out until the very end of the show, you can find out new ways you can support the show!

Sit back relax and enjoy Season 2 Episode 33 of the Epic Questions podcast!

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Overview of the Show:

Ever listen to a podcast and wish they talked about what YOU wanted to hear about? Well now is your chance! Each and every week I’m going to sit down and do just that. With Season Two of the Epic Questions podcast, I take YOUR Blizzard Entertainment game questions and bring a different perspective to each and every one of them. Here at the Epic Questions Podcast, no question goes unanswered, and no listener goes unheard.

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What’s Different With Season Two:

Season 2 of Epic Questions is going to be a little more discussion focused. Previously on the show, we answered every questions we received. As much as we love questions, it became hard answering the same questions we had just answered a few weeks prior, or just last week. So you control the show, and how often it is produced. A new Episode will be recorded as soon as we receive 5-10 solid questions to answer on the show. Questions will be reviewed by the hosts then hand selected for the next Episode.

Previously the show was only answered World of Warcraft based questions. But this time around, we are going to deep dive into the whole Blizzard Universe. But have no fear, the episodes will be split into two different categories: World of Warcraft Only, & Blizzard Entertainment. This will make it so you folks that only want to hear Warcraft discussion don’t have to skip through episodes to find the information you want to hear.

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This is the Too Long, Didn’t Listen version of the show: 

Packing Tips:

Make a List: Write down everything you want to pack to make sure you don’t forget anything.

  • Print out any BlizzCon ticket information.
  • Print out your flight itinerary.
  • Print out any shuttle bus information you may need.
  • Print out event tickets like Wowhead Party, etc.

Flying with Check Luggage requires an additional fee. So if you can buy it there for less than $50 to $100, do so. It will save you money.

  • Toiletries: soap, shampoo, deodorant, hand sanitizer, toothpaste, toothbrush.
    • If you are trying to travel light, there is a CVS, Walgreens and Target near the convention center.
    • Don’t pack full bottles. Buy Travel size bottles. 
  • Chapstick, moisturizer, sunscreen, and allergy meds.
    • SoCal is hot. Its dry. Be prepared. 
  • Tylenol/Aleve/Ibuprofen, or your pain med of choice: you might get headaches, your feet may hurt, or you may be hungover and need some help.
  • ALL MEDICATIONS: Anything you a prescribed to take, or anything you take on a regular basis. Pack them in your carry on luggage.
  • Water Bottle.
  • Bandaids: accidents happen. Blisters form on your heels.
  • Vitamins / EmergencyC / Airbourne / Hand Sanitizer: Plan ahead, start taking vitamins now because it takes 2-4 weeks for them to be fully effective. I personally have been already overloading my body with them for the past few weeks. And at BlizzCon, I will start every morning with a pack of Emergency C and an Airborne Tablet in a glass of water or Orange Juice. It tastes like death, but it’s completely worth it!
  • Comfortable clothes: Pack some comfy nerdware like a Frozen Nerdz shirt, or even a Epic Questions shirt, or your favorite Jinx hoodie, or Blizzard Gear store shirt. And a pair of comfortable pants, or shorts.
    • If you are going to be there for 5 days, pack enough clothes for 7.
    • This means you wear a fresh shirt, fresh pair of shocks, and a fresh pair of underwear every day you are there. Be clean. Don’t smell like a serial killer. 
    • Pack one nice shirt, or dress, incase you go out to a nice restaurant.
  • Comfortable shoes: You will be walking around A LOT.
  • Hoodie/Jacket: Even though it’s SoCal, it gets cold at night.
  • Phone, phone charger, extra batteries. For any other electronic devices you bring (laptop, camera, iPad), remember to bring charging devices. Bring portable battery charger.
  • Leave space in your suitcase for any Blizzard Gear Shop items and the 2017 Goody Bag. If you are thinking of buying posters, bring spare poster tubes in case they sell out. Or go to the FedEX inside the Hilton and buy some at the start of the Con. Also, if you don’t have room, pay to ship the items home.
  • Bring spare cash. There are ATMs, but not everything takes cards.
  • Have identification tags on your bags.

Things You will Want at the Convention:

  • Small Bag / Backpack: Something to carry your stuff around.
  • Water Bottle: The air is dry and hot, so make sure your body is ready for it.
  • Portable Battery Charger / Charging Cable: Make sure you have at least a charger for your phone with you.
  • Printed Off Ticket information: Print them off just in case. 
  • CASH. In years past, there were problems with the credit card system double charging people. But to make sure you don’t go over budget, carry some cash.
  • Small snack: Throw a snickers bar in your bag, or a granola bar, or anything to snack on
  • ID Badge: A lot of people attending BlizzCon get custom made badges from community artists for the convention, but if you didn’t have time or the money, you can easily make one of your own.
    • I’ve never once bought a badge. But I made one using photoshop, a walgreens print kiosk, and some 3M adhesive sheets. I made a 4×6 photo into a 3×5  badge. And covered it with plastic. All for like $5. You can print out your twitter/facebook avatar, or your gamer tag, or whatever people may know you by. It helps a lot to put a name with a face.

Packing Tips for People Planning to Drink:

  • Drink responsibly:
    • Know your limit.
    • Pace yourself. 
  • Buy a plastic flask.
    • DO NOT BRING IT INSIDE THE CONVENTION CENTER.
  • Buy Pedialyte:
    • Don’t buy the clear stuff. It’s nasty. Get grape/purple. 
  • Drink water:
    • Drink a huge glass of water before bed.
  • Do whatever hangover cure works for you. 

 

On the show, I talked about some of things on this list were inspired/reinforced by Broximar on his blog. You an find his Minimalist view on packing for BlizzCon here!  And give him a follow on Twitter here, and Twitch here! 


End of Questions:

But that’s all the time I have for questions this week, but have no fear, I’ll have more to go over in the next episode of the Epic Questions Podcast. If you have questions for the show, you can send them into the show via Twitter, e-mail, Facebook, site contact, Ask.FM and beyond! And thank  you so much in advance!

 


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